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Parish Clerk Gabrielle Joyce giving her report

Audio: Necton Annual Parish Meeting

0 on April 25, 2015, 4:59 pm

    The Annual Parish Meeting was held on the evening of Thursday 23rd April 2015 at the Necton Rural Community Centre.  The meeting was hosted by the Parish Council and refreshments were laid on for the villagers and organisations who attended. The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Frank Woodward opened the meeting with his report. He was followed […]

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Audio: The Four Minute Pitch for Mid-Norfolk

Audio: The Four Minute Pitch for Mid-Norfolk

0 on April 24, 2015, 4:24 pm

Watton High Street saw three of the 5 candidates for the Mid-Norfolk constituency out canvassing on Wednesday 22 April. The candidates for the constituency (with links to their respective webpages) are Harry Clarke – Labour Party harryclarkelabour.org Anna Coke – UK Independence Party www.midnorfolkukip.co.uk/why-anna/ George Freeman – Conservative Party www.georgefreeman.co.uk Simeon Jackson – Green Party midnorfolk.greenparty.org.uk Paul Speed – Liberal […]

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Football used to strengthen families in innovative new programme

Football used to strengthen families in innovative new programme

0 on April 24, 2015, 4:15 pm

A pilot programme that uses football to strengthen families is being extended to support more parents and children. The Future Canaries scheme, which uses football activities to build parenting, communication and academic skills, has been developed by Norfolk County Council, in partnership with the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation. It is part of the County Council’s early help work, which […]

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Fakenham firefighters swap engines for endurance in epic charity cycle ride

Fakenham firefighters swap engines for endurance in epic charity cycle ride

0 on April 24, 2015, 2:22 pm

Firefighters from Fakenham Fire Station will be cycling 400 miles visiting all 42 Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service stations next month in aid of the Firefighters Charity. Starting on Friday 22 May, the group of firefighters will be hopping on their bikes taking it in turns to complete the four-day stint around the county. In order to maintain operational cover […]

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Record-breaking year for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Record-breaking year for Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

0 on April 24, 2015, 7:07 am

Blockbuster exhibitions have helped to generate a record-breaking year for one of Norfolk’s flagship museums. The Homage to Manet exhibition tops a magnificent year for Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, which played host to 214,726 visitors last year* – the highest number of visitors since 1999 and one of the highest since records began. The news comes as the […]

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NNUH to launch new ‘bedtime snacks’ initiative for patients with Diabetes

NNUH to launch new ‘bedtime snacks’ initiative for patients with Diabetes

0 on April 23, 2015, 11:35 am

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has launched a new ‘bedtime snacks’ initiative to aid inpatients with diabetes. This follows research showing that snacks before bed can reduce the number of hypos or low blood sugars people with diabetes have overnight which then shortens their hospital stay. A trial was launched in 2014 providing evening snacks to patients with diabetes to […]

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Motorists warned of A47 closure at Postwick this weekend

Motorists warned of A47 closure at Postwick this weekend

0 on April 23, 2015, 11:03 am

Norfolk County Council is reminding motorists that the A47 will be closed in both directions at Postwick this weekend, as work to create a new bridge across the A47 continues. Closures will begin at 8pm on Friday evening and the road will reopen no later than 6am on Monday April 27th. When completed, the Postwick Hub scheme will increase the […]

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Proposed housing threatens woodland SSSI in Wayland

Proposed housing threatens woodland SSSI in Wayland

1 on April 22, 2015, 4:26 pm

Rare wild flowers in an ancient woodland are under threat from the level of housing proposed south of Watton. Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) is extremely concerned about the impacts that proposed developments will have on its Site of Special Scientific Interest, (SSSI) Wayland Wood. NWT has objected to the proposal for 180 houses on the land East of Thetford Road. […]

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Breckland voters urged to check their polling station address

Breckland voters urged to check their polling station address

0 on April 22, 2015, 4:19 pm

Voters living in Breckland are being encouraged to check that they know where they can cast their votes on May 7. The polling station for many residents won’t have changed since the previous general, district and parish elections. However, following a review of ward boundaries in Breckland, some residents may find that their ward has changed and that their polling […]

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New report highlights the value of the UK’s wetlands

New report highlights the value of the UK’s wetlands

0 on April 22, 2015, 11:54 am

Data collected by thousands of Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) volunteers, just published in a new report, show the importance of the UK’s wetlands for millions of wintering waterbirds, including many ducks, geese, swans and waders. Key wetland sites are located right across the UK, providing a wide range of waterbirds with a safe and resource-rich environment. Many of these important […]

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Breckland Planning

Breckland Planning Applications Weekending 21st April 2015

0 on April 22, 2015, 10:27 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 21st April 2015 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Parkinson’s Carers “Left behind”

Parkinson’s Carers “Left behind”

0 on April 21, 2015, 11:45 am

Carers of people with Parkinson’s in Norfolk have called for better information and support at the point when the person they are looking after is diagnosed with the disease. Chris, from mid-Norfolk, looks after her husband who has Parkinson’s Disease. She says: “ When my husband was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s there was information about the disease for him, but, […]

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St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association (SESCA) Sailing Report

St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association (SESCA) Sailing Report

0 on April 21, 2015, 11:04 am

It was a busy week at Lackford Lake with Young People Afloat out sailing with eighteen beginners on Wednesday evening; the Suffolk Scouts out on Thursday; a dozen Newmarket & Mildenhall Sea Cadets taking part in a race training session on Saturday; the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association’s club racing on Sunday and four members (Fliss Elsom-Cooke; Debs Steele, […]

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Deirdre Cubitt, NNUH Volunteer

Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital best in UK for volunteering!

0 on April 21, 2015, 10:32 am

Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital (NNUH) Volunteers service has become the first organisation in the UK to achieve re-accreditation of the prestigious Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the fourth time. The award is in recognition of the excellent work they do supporting and offering work-based training to volunteers. Similar to “Investors in People”, this prestigious award is designed to […]

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An unprecedented Laser dinghies

SESCA’s Antigua Sailing Day Regatta 26th April

0 on April 21, 2015, 10:19 am

The St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s ‘ Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’ will be held on Sunday, 26 April 2015 at Lackford Lake, 5 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The Regatta was initiated three years ago as a fun event to celebrate and coincide with Antigua Sailing Week in the Caribbean. Amazingly, through the wonders of the internet, […]

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